The books were:
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (written during a drug era)
The Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Brave New World
Junky was at least interesting, as was Andy Warhol and as a very late comer to Brave New World it is simply incredible but, the others were just so monotonous and repetitive. So the required reading ended on a sour note but, has picked up since then.
A few random books were required to lighten the mood beginning with The Virgin and the Gipsy bu D.H. Laurence and continuing on with Secrets of a Fashion Therapist by Betty Halbreich. Both books are wonderful and there will be more random books before the month is out. Stay tuned...